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COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures
Mar14

COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures

All Local School Districts Cancel Classes Next Week; No Confirmed Coronavirus Reported In Hopkins County Local government entities continue to make preparations to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus. As of noon Saturday, no cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Hopkins County. While 51 cases of COVID-19 had been reported throughout the state Saturday, the nearest confirmed cases to Hopkins County, according to Texas...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Receives Best Rating Possible On Annual Audit
Jan10

Sulphur Springs ISD Receives Best Rating Possible On Annual Audit

8 Personnel Changes Will Impact 5 District Campuses Sulphur Springs ISD received the top rating on the annual independent auditor. Trustees during the regular school board meeting Jan. 9, 2023, also approved eight personnel changes, announced candidate filing dates for two seats on the school board and heard a brief update on the SSISD 2021-2022 Texas Performance Reporting System report. Annual Audit Robert Lake with Rutherford,Taylor...

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SSISD Superintendent Answers Questions, Shares Information About $93 Million Bond Election
Apr02

SSISD Superintendent Answers Questions, Shares Information About $93 Million Bond Election

Approximately 40-50 people attended the Town Hall meeting Thursday night to hear Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Michael Lamb share information and answer questions about the May SSISD $93 million bond election. Taxes, where a new facility will be constructed, what will become of existing structures and when these projects would take place, as well as what would occur if the bond does not pass were among the topics community...

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Republican, Democratic Party Primary Election Results For March 1, 2022
Mar02

Republican, Democratic Party Primary Election Results For March 1, 2022

While some US and state races for party nominations were determined in the March 1 Primary Elections, others will require a runoff election in May to determine whose name will be on November ballots. The local candidates for county officers ran unopposed for their party’s nomination and face no challengers from the other party either. County Elections Below are the votes received for local county offices held by the candidates,...

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Lou Nell’s…Expect Excellent Customer Service Even During Pandemic Times
Sep03

Lou Nell’s…Expect Excellent Customer Service Even During Pandemic Times

Carrie and Larry Crowson and their staff at Lou Nell Fashions in Sulphur Springs proved the truth of this statement during last year’s holiday season… that the local shopping experience doesn’t have to be a casualty of COVID! By putting all their resources in to play, Lou Nell’s was able to fill the orders and serve the needs of every customer, even those who did not wish to go outside their homes....

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Senator Hall Gives Update On How Priorities, Bills Fared During 87th Legislative Session
Jun11

Senator Hall Gives Update On How Priorities, Bills Fared During 87th Legislative Session

Texas Senator Bob Hall Thursday evening in a town hall meeting at Hopkins County Courthouse gave n update on his involvement in the 87th Legislative session, including not only his office’s process regarding bills, the committees he serves on and priorities he took with him to the Regular Session, but how those bills and priorities fared. Hall then took questions from the audience of approximately 50 people in attendance in the...

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Street Improvement Program, Concessionaire Services Highlight March 2 Sulphur Springs City Council Agenda
Mar02

Street Improvement Program, Concessionaire Services Highlight March 2 Sulphur Springs City Council Agenda

The Street Improvement Program, concessionaire services and May election highlight the March 2 Sulphur Springs City Council meeting agenda. As has been the practice through most of the last year, Tuesday night’s City Council meeting will be conducted virtually, with Council members and city employees participating in the meeting connecting through Zoom conferencing platform, which will be streamed on the City of Sulphur Springs...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Requests For 380 Agreements, Final Plat
Feb02

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Requests For 380 Agreements, Final Plat

Sulphur Springs City Council has a full agenda tonight, Feb. 2, which includes requests for 380 agreements, a final plat for apartments, a Homeland Security grant application, calling for general and special elections, a Capital Improvements Plan, a proposal to crush waste concrete and to extend emergency paid sick leave and an executive. Three of eight resolutions on the agenda are requests for 380 agreements to build three...

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Wood County Voters Reported Ballot Issue For Yantis ISD Trustees Election
Oct19

Wood County Voters Reported Ballot Issue For Yantis ISD Trustees Election

Twice last week, voters reported ballot issues for the Yantis ISD Trustees Election. One was reported in Hunt County and the other ballot issue for Yantis ISD Trustees Election was reported in Wood County. On the first day of voting, a voter notified Hopkins County election officials that YISD trustees election wasn’t on the ballot when he attempted to vote on Tuesday. It was found the contract for the election was never...

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Candidate Profiles: Yantis ISD Board of Trustees, Early Voting information
Oct14

Candidate Profiles: Yantis ISD Board of Trustees, Early Voting information

Yantis Independent School District has four candidates running for two full-term 3-year at-large seats on the school board in the Nov. 3 election. The Yantis ISD Board of Trustees Election was originally scheduled in May, but due to COVID-19 had to be postponed until November. Early Voting Early voting by personal appearance for Nov. 3 elections began Oct. 13, and will continue through Oct. 30, with Election Day following on Nov. 3....

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